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Higonokami - Mini Black

18+ UK Friendly carry
£11.95
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This is very much a “love it or hate it” kind of knife. It’s a simple folder with a folded metal handle, non-locking blade and a simple extended tang to open it. The Higonokami style is a friction folder, with no lock, held open by the user’s hand acting on the tang.

This is a sparse, Nagao design – there’s nothing on this knife that’s surplus to requirements. The handle is a perfectly proportioned, single piece of folded steel, containing the blade, scalloped to accommodate the fingers when the blade is open. The blade pivots around a rivet, spaced with a pair of brass washers, simply etched with radiant lines. The blade itself is from Japanese high carbon steel which is known for its excellent ability to take and hold an edge, together with its reputation for being extremely difficult to forge successfully.

The knifemaker’s ability is evident in this pure and simple design. This version has a black-painted steel handle with a satin finish tanto-style blade.

SKU
HIGO03BL
Colour:
Metallic
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length (cm)
6.5
Overall Length (cm)
15.8
Blade Material:
1075 Carbon Steel
Blade Thickness (cm)
0.2
Sheath:
No
UK Friendly Carry:
Yes
Closed Length (cm)
9.1
Pocket Clip:
No
Handle Material:
Steel
Blade Type:
Plain
Blade Shape:
Tanto
Blade Finish:
Satin
Product Weight (g)
31
Lock Type:
Non-locking

Description


This is very much a “love it or hate it” kind of knife. It’s a simple folder with a folded metal handle, non-locking blade and a simple extended tang to open it. The Higonokami style is a friction folder, with no lock, held open by the user’s hand acting on the tang.

This is a sparse, Nagao design – there’s nothing on this knife that’s surplus to requirements. The handle is a perfectly proportioned, single piece of folded steel, containing the blade, scalloped to accommodate the fingers when the blade is open. The blade pivots around a rivet, spaced with a pair of brass washers, simply etched with radiant lines. The blade itself is from Japanese high carbon steel which is known for its excellent ability to take and hold an edge, together with its reputation for being extremely difficult to forge successfully.

The knifemaker’s ability is evident in this pure and simple design. This version has a black-painted steel handle with a satin finish tanto-style blade.

Specification


SKU
HIGO03BL
Colour:
Metallic
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length (cm)
6.5
Overall Length (cm)
15.8
Blade Material:
1075 Carbon Steel
Blade Thickness (cm)
0.2
Sheath:
No
UK Friendly Carry:
Yes
Closed Length (cm)
9.1
Pocket Clip:
No
Handle Material:
Steel
Blade Type:
Plain
Blade Shape:
Tanto
Blade Finish:
Satin
Product Weight (g)
31
Lock Type:
Non-locking

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Reviews


  • 5
    great for the price

    Posted by Aaron Maley on 10th Mar 2023

    comes sharp and fast seems like it will do what most would want it for

  • 5
    higonokami-mini black

    Posted by Andrew on 20th Aug 2022

    Not too sharp out the box, but that was easy to solve and after a few minutes work it was Razer sharp. That's my only negative. A basic knife from a simple but ingenious design. This is the cheapest higonokami I could find but the quality is amazing. The handle and what look like brass washers were all as expected but the pictures don't do the blade justice. The blade is a work of art and like no other blade I own. Not including the sharpened edge the blade has two colours and textures which aren't obvious from pictures but make the blade unique in my collection. If this is the cheapest higonokami then I can't wait to sample more refined examples. I have a soft spot for all things Japanese but that aside this would still be a bargain at twice the price.

  • 5
    Higonokami mini black

    Posted by Robert F. on 14th Jun 2022

    Simple, sharp and satisfying to open one handed. The anti- Opinel when it comes to handle discomfort. A nice little tool.

  • 4
    Higonokami

    Posted by Zed on 26th May 2022

    I've owned many of these over the years , there a basic no thrills pocket knife done in that typical Japanese minimal functional style, I usually have to make a few alterations to these, I tap the handles closer together, some times I have to pein the pin to tighten the blades action , and I glue a bit of G10 inside the handle to stop the blade getting dull as it hits the inside of the handle , but the blades are great , if you like a basic simple knife this is perfect .

  • 5
    Great service

    Posted by Dave on 10th Dec 2021

    Great piece for the price. I had a problem with the parcel being open when I picked it up from the post office. HH customer service sorted it out with one email sent me a replacement; great service as always.

  • 3
    Vry Basic

    Posted by Elan on 30th Nov 2021

    Firstly the knife is very thin to hold, and until you're used to it, it's kind of hard to hold. The blade is sharp and made of descent metal, although it's roughly finished. It's lightweight and easy to carry. I didn't have any of the issues with mine loosely put together. It's firm, no rattling around. For the price, it's not bad. I wouldn't buy a second one, but quite happy to own this one.

  • 5
    Practical

    Posted by Miss Gabriela-Diana Rosca on 10th Sep 2021

    No fuss no jingles just plain practical blade. Awesome.

  • 5
    Great value

    Posted by Matt Greene on 13th Aug 2021

    Perfect little knife nice and sharp at a decent price

  • 5
    My second favourite knife and I have loads!

    Posted by Peter on 29th Jun 2021

    This knife is amazing, sharp and traditionally made,very fidget friendly and easy to open with one hand and for less than £20 you can’t go wrong might as well get 2 :)